Lawmakers said they’re aiming for a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill this week.
Joe Biden attempted to ramp up enthusiasm for the bipartisan infrastructure bill while the two major parties continue to clash on Capitol Hill. In a meeting on Thursday at the White House, Biden discussed the $1.2 trillion measure with people who represent unions, including those for manufacturers, electricians and painters.
Joe Biden’s promise of unity appears to be nowhere to be seen on Capitol Hill. The two major parties continue to clash on the bipartisan infrastructure deal as Senate Republicans block a vote to open debate on the nearly $1 trillion measure.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to move forward with a test vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The New York Democrat made the announcement on the Senate floor Monday.
Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) said negotiations over the infrastructure bill no longer include improving IRS enforcement laws.
Democrat leaders in the House and the Senate returned to the Hill after a brief recess and immediately began to convince Americans to get on board with their definition of infrastructure and many spending proposals. On Monday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed the current understanding of the term infrastructure was outdated.